Posted 30 May 2018
The annual release of Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection (BTAC) bottlings generates as much panic as it does excitement. The demand for the well-regarded, high proof American whiskey selection outstrips its supply many times over – they’re outlandishly difficult to get hold of, and sadly often destined for the secondary market or unscrupulous retailers where their once reasonable RRPs dissipate, and greed, obsession and fetishism take over. I tend to let all this pass me by each year, life is just too short. However, I never pass up the opportunity to try the series, particularly at whisky shows, where, if you’re quick, you’ll be able to taste what is commonly regarded as the best of the best from the Buffalo Trace stable.